Washington University OLIN Library Receptionist (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – January 16, 2019
The library recpetionist position allows for students to work while also making time for them to attend to their studies. Besides helping the occasional person find a book, there is not too much daunting work to be done.
Loading Operator (Current Employee) – Oxford, MS – January 7, 2019
Olin shouldn't be a bad place to work. However, the lack of management and poor communication places unnecessary stress on their employees. I enjoy the people I work with, my actual job is okay, but I wish the company had more structure.
Driver (Former Employee) – Lemont Il – November 23, 2018
If you don’t mind busting your hump while others sit in their truck and watch you... that is if they are not sleeping or watching videos on their phone. This is the place for you. However, if you have any self respect Stay away! When they are asked why don’t you help they smile and say “seniority” I have worked a few union jobs and some of these guys are the kind that give unions a bad name.
Pay is ok. But not enough for the hazardous material you are handling
JOURNEYMAN TOOL GRINDER (Former Employee) – Winchester, IL – November 17, 2018
Good place to work. I would have stayed if they were not closing the plant. There were great benefits. Equipment could have been updated but since they are moving the plant to Oxford Mississippi they were not interested in doing that.
Collaborative team oriented work environment with good compensation and benefits.
Credit and collections supervisor. (Former Employee) – Augusta, GA and Charleston, TN. – November 9, 2018
Olin is strongly committed to excellence in protecting the environment, health, safety and security of their employees and those that live and work around their plants. Olin operations worldwide comply with all local requirements and implement other standards as required to protect the environment, health, safety and security of our operations. This includes a commitment to REACH in the EU and following the principles of Responsible Care around the globe. Collaborative team oriented work environment with good compensation and benefits.
Collaborative and family oriented work environment with good compensation and benefits.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – July 18, 2018
I only worked here as a temp employee and it's not a very stressful job compared to some I've had. You will have 4 plus weeks of training. Management tries to help and does go to bat for their team. I'm not sure the pay when you get hired on but I've heard I may have more as a temp. Limited OT but there is a floating on-call schedule. Coworkers are great. There isn't a lot of room for growth in CS but the company is expanding.
Cell Operator (Current Employee) – Plaquemine, LA – June 11, 2018
With the buyout Olin performed, taking a lot of Dow's chlorine production, they guaranteed their spot as a global leader in 4- 5 markets. A company with that current standing however, should back up their title by compensating their employees(the people who are the boots on the ground.)
Instead, the leadership at the Plaquemine site continue to say that if we are asked by someone why they should come to work for Olin, we are told to tell them "our story." Maybe the engineers can't wrap their troubleshooting minds around why there is such a high turnover rate, but if you look at the other plants along this area of the Mississippi River, they don't give you a "story", they give their employees better pay and much better benefits (including career development plans).
Years of poor management have allowed some rotten and un-caring people to become established in leadership roles. They do not show interest or care about the future of their employees.
All of this has been brought to leadership and nothing seems to have been worked on going on 3 years now. If things don't start improving they will find themselves yet another operator short. Although, as they have previously told operations who have years of experience here, "There are hundreds of people who will gladly take y'alls jobs."
All of that being said, I believe at the right site this company would be good to work for. Speaking to people at our sister site, across the river in St. Gabriel, they have a much better culture, better pay for work performed, and a more developed path for personal and professional development.
Easy day to day operations, easy rounds, you get to meet a lot of new and different people due to high turnover
Micro-managing supervisors, base salary 401k match (not gross like many of our competitors), difficult training system at our site (apparently other sites arent like this), called out after your shift has ended, called out on the weekends, no solid developement plan at our site